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LSU researchers look for biological controls for aflatoxin


Louisiana State University AgCenter researchers are working to develop biological controls for aflatoxin-producing fungi.

Goss’s wilt confirmed for first time in 2014 in Wisconsin


This week the University of Wisconsin Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic confirmed Goss’s wilt in dent corn from Grant County in Wisconsin.

Entomologist tries to stay ahead of insect resistance to Bt corn


Fall armyworms and corn borers have long been a concern for Louisiana corn growers. While farmers in the U.S. have planted transgenic Bt corn varieties since the 1990s to biologically control pests, staying ahead of their ability to develop resistance is a constant battle.

Goss’s bacterial wilt and leaf blight of corn (08/18/14)

Mycogen Seeds introduces new corn hybrids for 2015 (08/15/14)

Southern Midwest farmland prices steady to soft in Q2 (08/15/14)

Farm Bureau issues comment on USDA’s crop estimates (08/14/14)

Do corn roots grow after VT (tasseling)? (08/13/14)

Distinguishing Palmer amaranth and waterhemp (08/13/14)

Watch for mites in this dry weather (08/13/14)

Commodity Info



East River South Dakota Grain Markets - Closing Elevator Bids (08/21/14)

Grain Prices @ Illinois Interior Country Elevators (08/21/14)

Interior Iowa Elevator Grain Prices (08/21/14)

Kentucky Daily Grain Elevators, Open Bids (08/21/14)

Grain Prices Illinois River Barge Points (08/21/14)

Kentucky Daily Barge Report (08/21/14)

Utah Grain Bids (08/21/14)

Export Grain Bids (08/21/14)

CO/NE/WY Elevator Grain Bids (08/21/14)

Montana Cash Grain Prices (08/21/14)

Key Reports

Exports: Corn net sales (finally) climb (02/27/14)

Exports: Corn net sales plummet 46 percent (02/21/14)

USDA: Corn sales tumble 25% from last week (02/13/14)

WASDE: Corn prices to stay under $5 (02/10/14)

Exports: Corn net sales bounce to 10-week high (01/30/14)

Export sales: Corn tumbles 16 percent (01/24/14)

USDA: Corn sales start 2014 steady (01/09/14)

Corn exports slowly creep higher (12/19/13)

Corn exports rebound slightly after slow slide (12/12/13)

$4.75 corn in 2014? USDA thinks so (12/10/13)

Market Commentary

Afternoon Comments 08/21

The corn market rose in concert with nearby beans and wheat Thursday. The weekly USDA Export Sales report provided no surprises for corn traders, which seemingly left them open to following the bean and wheat markets higher. Ultimately, talk of strong demand seems to be supporting the crop markets at this juncture. September corn closed up 2.75 cents to $3.6225/bushel Thursday, while December added 1.5 to $3.69.
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